By John Romer
The traditional global involves lifestyles within the first quantity in a ebook sequence at the historical past of Egypt, spanning the 1st farmers to the development of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer attracts on a life of examine to inform one history's maximum tales; how, over greater than one thousand years, a society of farmers created a wealthy, brilliant international the place the most awesome of all human-made landmarks, the good Pyramid, used to be outfitted. Immersing the reader within the Egypt of the previous, Romer examines and demanding situations the long-held theories approximately what archaeological reveals suggest and what tales they inform approximately how the Egyptians lived. greater than simply an account of 1 of the main interesting classes of historical past, this engrossing ebook asks readers to take a step again and query what they've discovered approximately Egypt some time past. fanatics of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra and historical past buffs might be captivated through this re-telling of Egyptian historical past, written through one of many best Egyptologists on this planet.
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A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid by John Romer